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thumbnailCroatia expecting 1.5 billion-euro tourism project
2014-07-09Work is expected to begin this year in the southern town of Sibenik. In other business news: the Eurozone approves aid for Cyprus and Greece; Bulgaria avoids a financial crisis.
thumbnailNew programmes help Balkans work through corruption
2014-07-09Experts believe that gaining citizens' participation is an effective strategy in identifying areas vulnerable to corruption.
thumbnailBelgrade riverfront to see large investment project
2014-07-02Eagle Hills is investing up to 4 billion euros to develop property on the Sava River. In other business news: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed free-trade pacts with the EU.
thumbnailBalkan countries co-operating to stop weapons trafficking
2014-06-30New initiatives are in place to slow the flow of illegal weapons.
thumbnailCroatia, Macedonia and Bulgaria link their stock exchanges
2014-06-26Experts say closer ties will increase the flow of capital in the Balkans.
thumbnailFlooding in Bulgaria damages tourism, agricultural industries
2014-06-25Authorities say the flooding has damaged important infrastructure that will need to be repaired. In other business news: A research group warns of corruption in the business sector.
thumbnailTurkey hosts Balkan youth to boost interaction
2014-06-10A new initiative would tell Turkey's story to future leaders of Balkan countries.
thumbnailCommunication may improve voter interest in EU elections, analysts say
2014-06-09Analysts debate what the Union can do to engage Balkan voters.
thumbnailIMF disburses 3.4 billion euros to Greece
2014-06-04The fund said Athens does not need to impose new austerity measures this year. Also in business news: Bulgaria leads the region in Foreign Policy magazine's Baseline Profitability Index.
thumbnailNationalism in Bulgaria may impact EP vote
2014-05-23Education and suppressing hate speech are the ways to fight xenophobia in Bulgaria, experts say.
thumbnailInternational community rallies to support flooded Serbia
2014-05-22International organisations, EU member countries and EULEX are assisting Serbia after the worst flooding to hit the region in 120 years.
thumbnailCountries expecting fewer tourists from Russia
2014-05-21Bulgaria and Montenegro are expecting a drop in Russian tourists this summer. Also in business news: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will invest 500 million euros in Cyprus.
thumbnailConcern about Ukraine increases regional desire for NATO membership
2014-05-08Senior officials from Southeast Europe, noting their concerns about events in Ukraine, said NATO membership is a key policy priority for the region.
thumbnailCyprus relaxes banking restrictions
2014-05-07Cypriots can now cash cheques and have higher limits on transactions. Also in business news: Switzerland will grant 500 Croatian workers access to the country's labour market.
thumbnailKremlin interference in Ukraine raises food prices in the Balkans
2014-05-05Global instability is starting to affect food prices in regional countries.
thumbnailInternational foundation assists the Balkans against organised crime
2014-05-05Macedonia will co-operate with an international non-governmental organisation to prevent and fight organised crime.
thumbnailGreece reinstates passenger train service to Balkan capitals
2014-04-30Train service to Sofia, Belgrade and Skopje will resume on May 10th. Also in business news: Turkey's Veibo Group will invest in a production facility in Macedonia's northeast, creating 5,000 jobs.
thumbnailMacedonia promotes education for Roma population
2014-04-21The government and civil society are funding and implementing programmes for young Roma to attend school and improve their social integration.
thumbnailKremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe
2014-04-16Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surpasses Canada.
thumbnailAdditional bailout funding on the way to Greece
2014-04-02Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus to drop its ceiling on daily cash withdrawals.
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